HTC sheds light on Android 4.1 plans

Though the company's One X and One S will get the Jelly Bean update, the One V and Desire C lack the required amount of user memory.

HTC's Android 4.1 plans may already anger a few users.

HTC has launched an FAQ page that details its Android 4.1 Jelly Bean plans. Though it stops short of listing specific device upgrade dates, it page spells out some of the factors that determine which models will make the cut.

It should come as no surprise that HTC will give priority to recent models such as the One X and  One S . As far as other devices, though, the company is "actively reviewing" its portfolio of handsets.

To that end, HTC already has shut the door on two models, the One V and the Desire C . The reason? Android 4.1 needs more than 512MB of RAM to deliver the best experience.

That's disappointing, but HTC should be applauded for its transparency. Yes, that will leave plenty of angry users with handsets that have yet to celebrate its first birthday, but HTC promises to support the One V, Desire C, and other models like them with bug fixes and software improvements.

About the author

Scott Webster has spent the better part of his adult life playing with cell phones and gadgets. When not looking for the latest Android news and rumors, he relaxes with his wife and son. Scott also is the senior editor for AndroidGuys. E-mail Scott.

 

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